Ailsa’s travel theme: doorways Continue reading Just Doors
Coming in under the wire on Ailsa’s travel theme: Romance Continue reading The Romance of Venice
After playing in Sagelight: Original photo: Continue reading “Have I said I’m lovin’ this software?”
And … Vivid Venetian glass Vase Aaahhhh Boy in Blue on Bike Carousel de la Cité Carcassonne Dilapidated Door in Dinan Elephant on Elegant Egg First Frost in Flower garden Guard Gait in Gamla Stan Hero on High Horse Irish wolfhounds In St Ives Jaded Johnny Jump-up Knocking Knees with unKnowns Lamp Light and Lines & Last Leaves Lingering Marazion from St Micheal’s Mount Nothing … Continue reading Verandah with a View in Venice
This week a black and white look at Venice. I found it a little more difficult to find ones I thought would translate well – a lot of Venice is about the rich colours of decaying buildings and colourful houses and the interesting colour of the light. This is what I came up with. Continue reading Venice in black and white
I know a few of you have seen this shot before as I posted it last year on my photo blog but when thinking of wondrous moments, this was one for me, as I entered the vast and ornate space that is St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. As others moved past and around me, I just stood … gaping in awe. Some of the most … Continue reading Masterpiece
When we travel we like to rent a car so that we can take those roads less traveled. And this allows us the pleasure of indulging in the time-honoured tradition of the Boot Lunch. It’s ready when you are. It doesn’t involve an arduous search for a suitable restaurant agreed to by all. It’s cheap. 🙂 We’ve boot lunched in numerous parking lots, or roadside … Continue reading The Boot
We passed under this bridge just around dawn on the Grand Canal in Venice. If anyone knows the name of it I’d be most interested.
This bridge, built in the 13th C, spans the River Serchio in Tuscany at Borgo a Mozzano. It’s real name is the Ponte della Maddelena but it’s also known as the Ponte del Diavolo, one of several in Europe, all with a similar story … Continue reading ““We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton”
“With faith the size of a mustard seed, you can indeed move a mountain, but you can hardly be expected to garnish your sandwich.” ― Jarod Kintz, Author
“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!” – William Butler Yeats
“People everywhere love Windows” . Bill Gates Windows week 4 over at The Day After Continue reading Visual Quotations 4
Nothing delights my photographic eye more than strong light producing beautiful contrasting shadows. We spent a week in the delightful village of Dinan in Brittany before the sun came out, encouraging me to climb the steep streets one more time to capture these shots.
The afternoon light drew me down to the Cathedral in St-David’s in Wales for this lucky shot … Continue reading “The Shadow Knows”
For Sandra’s Windows Week 13 Taken in the Ghetto in Venice. Also see Window in Venice Continue reading Venetian Glass
Ailsa’s Travel Theme: transportation – see also Boating on Ramsey Sound on Beyond the Brush Photography. Continue reading One Horse Power
In 1291 all the glass makers in Venice were forced to move to Murano due to the risk of fires at a time when Venice was built mostly with wood. The island of Murano, now famous for its glass, lies about 1.5 km north of Venice. The glass makers of Murano held a monopoly on high-quality glassmaking for centuries.
The glass is made from silica, which becomes liquid at high temperatures. The oven is heated to about Continue reading “The Glass Island”
In Burano, the colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development. If someone wishes to paint their home, one must send a request to the government who will respond by making notice of the certain colours permitted for that lot.
An oft heard rule of photography is to keep the sun behind you. But then we wouldn’t get shots like these and sometimes the best shot is the silhouette Three silhouettes – Continue reading “The Old Gum Tree”
Young, older, male, female, middle class, somewhat more Bohemian … caught this Continue reading “Casaual Conversation”
We were in one the most storied and glorified cities in the world and I was suffering from languor induced by very hot weather and crushing crowds. One early evening after Continue reading “After the rain”
For this week’s Sunday Post Jake has asked for distance shots. He speaks of the long shot, the wide shot, and the scene-setting establishing shot. During a trip to Tuscany we stayed in the small village of Verrucole … population just 50 persons. This photo establishes the village as small and somewhat remote on a hilltop in the mountains of Tuscany.
This second shot Continue reading “The Establishing Shot”